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prisoner, sarah shourd, and her mother met with iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, to plea for the replease of her two friends still being held in the in the country. the meeting took place in new york. shourd said mr. mahmoud ahmadinejad was very positive and asked questions about her family. she called the account a very gracious gesture and good moving and described it as a very human manner. mahmoud ahmadinejad told her he hopes the young men will provide evidence that they had no ill intentions of crossing into iran from iraq so they can be released. >>> president obama today blasted the iranian president for what he called offensive remarks about the september 11th attacks during a speech at the united nations. >> people of all faiths, all ethnicities who see this as the seminal tragedy of this generation, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> while addressing the u.n. general assembly yesterday, mr. mahmoud ahmadinejad said that most of the world believes the u.s. staged the attacks to benefit israel. president obama told the bbc he considered the
president mahmoud ahmadinejad has put on quite a show at the united nations. yesterday he delivered outrageous assertions about the 9/11 attacks that prompted american leaders and other delegations to walk out in protest. nbc's steve handelsman has the details. >> reporter: under increasing fire for his nuclear program and facing something he dread, the possibility of peace between the palestinians and israel, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad dropped his bomb at the u.n. most people, he claimed believe american officials staged 9/11. >> translator: that some segments within the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining american economy and its grips on the middle east in order to save the zionist regime. >> reporter: u.s. diplomats and other delegations walked out citing his vial conspiracy theories. rudy giuliani called ahmadinejad insane or giving a great imitation. iran, giuliani said, must not get nuclear weapons. that was president obama's obama meeting with china's premier who is helping to pressure iran. but his main focus here at the u.n. was an a
. it was with some relief that he faced mahmoud ahmadinejad at the u.n. he said that the the door still open to diplomacy should iran choose to walk through it. >> each year in september, mahmoud ahmadinejad travels to the u.s. for the united nations general assembly in new york. he and the american president speak on the same day. the iranian leader was in fine form. >> it was said that some 3000 people were killed on september 11th for which we are all very saddened. up until now, in afghanistan and iraq, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, millions have been wounded and displaced and the conflict is still going on. >> when questioned who was behind 9/11, the diplomats walked out. they called his comments delusional. since the new sanctions in june, iran has suffered in a number of ways. the arms embargo has been tightened as have financial regulations -- interactions that are tied it to the revolutionary guard. >> these are two major components of the nuclear program and the revolutionary guard. the shipping and arms is very effective. the revolutionary guard is reacting to
, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york city for the annual general assembly of the united nations. sunday he was interviewed by the associated press. he says the future belongs to iran and the united states must except that iran has a major role in the world. >> the mothers of two hikers still being held in iran won a face-to-face meeting with the country's president. >> we are encouraged that perhaps the humanitarianism will be renewed and continued and josh and shane will be home soon. >> reporter: they spoke at a new york news conference sunday with sarah shourd hours after she returned to the united states. shourd with her fiance, shane bauer and josh fattal were arrest in 2009. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crimes and we are not spies. >> iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, who is in new york for the united nations general assembly described shouted's release as -- shourd's release as a humanitarian gesture. >> the u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture. >> reporter: the case has complicated matters between te
. >> president obama is sharply criticizing the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad's controversial comments on terrorist attacks in america. the president called mahmoud ahmadinejad's reharshed rant about september 11th conspiracy theories offensive. >> it was hateful. and particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan just -- just a little north of ground zero. for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> the u.s. walked out after the address to the u.n. yesterday after he suggested the terrorist attacks were staged by the u.s. to boost support for israel. today mahmoud ahmadinejad defended his remarks and challenged the united nations to set up a commission to study the attacks. >> something most of us test several times a day is apparently dirtier than a public toilet seat. but first... >> an easier answer to have scientists that have vegetables that pick themselves. the genetic engineers over fruit of the loom have made great strides in human food hybrids. >> comedian steven colbert takes his act to capitol hill. his biting message to lawmakers about illegal w
-- iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad repeats his assertion that washington planned the 9/11 terrorist attacks. >> petrobras raises $70 billion to fund offshore oil reserves. m and the first athletes had to the commonwealth games and concerns that india is not up to staging the event. i >>> u.s. president barack obama has said that there are a host of options available to the united states and its allies if sanctions against iran failed to lead to cooperation on its nuclear program. thursday in his speech to the un general assembly, obama called on iran to resume dialogue with world powers regarding its nuclear programs. for his part, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad repeated his claims that washington orchestrated the september 11 attacks. >> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad address the media friday on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly. he repeated his claims that the united states government was responsible for the september 11 terror attacks in 2001. on thursday, he caused an uproar when he put these allegations to the un. >> some segments within the u.s. governme
. >>> today president obama called it offensive andinexcusable. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad claimed the u.s. government mightave orchestrated the september 11 terrorist attacks. other world leaders at the united nations are joining the obama counter attack. steve handelsman reports from new york. >> reporter: in new york to meet world leaders and pressuring iran tonight build nuclear weapons, president obama reacted strongly in a bbc interview to be beamed into iran. to iran president mahmoud ahmadinejad's u.n. speech yesterday. >> it was offensive, it was hateful, and particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan was inexcusable. >> of course, the u.s. government is upset. again toda mahmoud ahmadinejad claimed most americans believed some in the u.s. government orchestrated 9/11. which he emphasizeded to many more muslim deaths. >> we are saddened that people were killed in 9/11. hundred of thousands in our region were killed as a result. >> reporter: why throw out 9/11 now? >> i think it deflect from the nuclear issue and it appeals to an audience that don't like a
, mahmoud ahmadinejad, is calling on the u.s. to release eight i rapeian prisoners -- iranian prisoners. sarah shourd was released last week after being held for 14 months for crossing the iranian border. the mothers say they are hoping to meet with mr. mahmoud ahmadinejad, who is currently in new york fork the u.n -- for the u.n. general assembly. >>> a two-day hearing is underway on the franken dish. it's ginn netically engineered salmon that grow twice as fast as natural salmon. critics say it could cause unknown allergic reactions and contaminate the gene pool. tomorrow the company will argue against labeling, saying consumers don't need to know if it's a modified product. >>> this week, ktvu and our parent company, cox enterprises, are being you the stories of five people who are making a difference in your community. today, bill martin introduces us to gordon piper. a wildfire destroyed his home and gave him a purpose in life. >> reporter: we first met gordon piper in 1991 after his home burned down in the east bay hills fire. >> the chimney on our fireplace, it fell into the hot
-selling author john grisham has called her execution unjust. even iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad weighed in. but for lewis' daughter, kathy, the final verdict seems just. >> she could have walked away from my father and never looked back. i think people need to remember her victims and not her. >> reporter: since capital punishment was reinstated in 1977, only 1 11 of the 24 people executed have been women. >>> four members of a family are dead after a shooting rampage in seattle. police have not confirmed the identities of the victims. they'll do so probably later today. it appears that an asian woman in her 50s shot her daughter, son-in-law and her two teenage granddaughters and then, took her own life. the woman's daughter who did survive told police, quote, my mom's gone crazy. >>> iran's president is provoking more than the usual amount of controversy, after his remarks at the united nations. mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech yesterday came after president obama had addressed the issue of middle east peace. emily schmidt is joining us from washington. >> reporter: iran's delegation appla
york city where recently '43 cal grad sarah shourd had a closed doosh meeting with mahmoud ahmadinejad. she was leaving her hotel a short time ago where the meeting took place. shourd said mahmoud ahmadinejad seemed friendly, but the details of the meeting are personal. she came to new york to lobby for the release of her friend and her fiance. both still in prison in iran 14 months after they were arrested hiking near the iran/iraq border. >> i wanted to thank mahmoud ahmadinejad for this gesture of allowing my mother and i to meet with him and for the mothers of shane and josh to meet with his envoy. it was a very gracious gesture. >> she's been pushing for this meeting since last week. mahmoud ahmadinejad is in the united states attending the general assembly. >>> a father, son and grandmother. victims of the gas explosion are being laid to rest. the family funeral services are taking place right now a few hours after san mateo county allowed the media close access to the devastation, including the home where the family lived. nbc bay area's tracy grant was one of those reporters gr
mother met with iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, to plea for the replease of her two friends still being held in the in the country. the meeting took place in new york. shourd said mr. mahmoud ahmadinejad was very positive and asked questions about her family. she called the account a very gracious gesture and good moving and described it as a very human manner. mahmoud ahmadinejad told her he hopes the young men will provide evidence that they had no ill intentions of crossing into iran from iraq so they can be released. >>> president obama today blasted the iranian president for what he called offensive remarks about the september 11th attacks during a speech at the united nations. >> people of all faiths, all ethnicities who see this as the seminal tragedy of this generation, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> while addressing the u.n. general assembly yesterday, mr. mahmoud ahmadinejad said that most of the world believes the u.s. staged the attacks to benefit israel. president obama told the bbc he considered the speech hateful especially since it was de
is the principal threat to that. >> eric: speaking of israeli security i sought down with mahmoud ahmadinejad on friday, and i asked him about that. about his -- >> i good time was had by all! >> eric: you could put it that way. i mean, it was feisty. accused me of being representative, and asked, israel is a threat to wipe it off the map and he said he does not fear from israel, the iranians feel safe and i asked about this disputed nuclear program and here's some of what he said: >> i have said on numerous occasions that we do not want an atomic bomb. >> why should we believe you? you are violating four u.n. resolutions, you have kicked out u.n. inspectors, why should the world believe anything that you say on this subject. >> we do not insist that you believe us. >> he says that, how can he reassure the world to actually believe it. >> i wouldn't apply for an iranian visa any time soon if i were you, but, you know, it is god to have mahmoud ahmadinejad confronted that way, unlike with reporters from some other networks i will not mention that showed him more deference than they probably sh
will be on iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad who is known for his controversial remarks which include taxes on the u.s. and israel. ahmadinejad is calling efforts to end his current are you's nuclear program pathetic. secretary of state hillary clinton says iran is suffering because of those sanctions. >> the information we're getting is that the iranian regime is quite worried about the impact on their banking system, on their economic growth because they've already encountered some tough economic times and this is making it more costly. >> reporter: ahmadinejad says he is not blocking inspects from the u.n. but the international atomic energy agency says its inspectors have not been allowed to do her job. >>> sarah shourd is speaking out about her year spent in a prison in iran. she was released last week. shure is now back on american soil but her mind still on the other two americans being held in iran. she left behind her fiance and their friend. >> i came before you today only one-third free. that was the last thing josh said to me before i walked through the prison doors. we committe
, mahmoud ahmadinejad. the iranian president. you see here arriving last night and is attending new york city, the u.n. general assembly meetings this week and there is a conference on global poverty he'll address, that starts tomorrow. but, of course, all eyes will be on iran's disputed nuclear program and what he will say about that. what can we expect from the visit? u.s. ambassador john bolton is the former ambassador to the u.n. and a fox news contributor who joins us every sunday about this time. ambassador, good morning. >> good morning, glad to be here. >> eric: well, he's here, only a few blocks away from our studio, and he's in midtown manhattan and will be a week of interviews and speeches, of meetings with intellectuals, and, he will speak to the united nations twice. addressing them twices. what do you expect will be the result? >> well, i think this is going to be a carefully calculated week as part of iran's propaganda campaign to convince heads of state and the media who are here for the opening of the general assembly their ongoing nuclear weapons program and their massi
, the iranian leader mahmoud ahmadinejad offers his side of the story. we can stream shows, get them on demand, subscribe to net flix. but when's the last time you actually went to a store and rented a video? that might be the problem for this company. tonight, blockbuster goes bankrupt. >> plus -- >> in 1987, i were loremember l up to the twin towers and realizing wouldn't it be fantastic to own buildings? >> he realized his dream weeks before 9/11. tonight, he shares his vision for rebuilding and tells us how on the day of the attacks, his wife saved his life. first from fox tonight, mahmoud ahmadinejad. mahmoud ahmadinejad has a history of making waves at the united nations and today at the general assembly, he put on quite a show. saying many of said america was actually behind the attacks of 9/11, that we attacked our own people. and that it was an attempt to assure israel survives. upon hearing that, the american delegation walked right out of there. the british, too. president obama spoke at today's meeting at the general assembly first. he warned iran there will be consequences if it
: the iranian president arrived in new york on sunday to attend the u.n. general assembly. mahmoud ahmadinejad said releasing shourd was a humanitarian gesture that the u.s. should return. >> u.s. government should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians who were illegally arrested and detained. >> reporter: the mothers of bauer and fatal wouldn't comment on that but requested a meeting with the iranian president to appeal for their real. >> i love him so much. i want him home for his father, brother, grandparents. >> reporter: they say with shourd in their arms, they are redoubling their efforts to bring bauer and fatal home. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad met with u.n. secretary general today in new york. ahmadinejad will address the general assembly just as the security council takes up world concerns over iran's nuclear program and human rights record. ahmadinejad insists iran has the right to pursue peaceful development of nuclear power plants. >>> the missing members of a southern california religious sect were found safe. two husbands reported their wives missing
carefully constructed and timed to coincide with iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad's visit to new york to address the u.n. general assembly. nbc's brian moore has the story. >> reporter: sarah shourd is back on american soil. no longer an iranian prisoner, but still living a nightmare. >> and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> reporter: iran is preparing to try her fiance shane bauer and their hiking companion josh fattal, 13 months after the three were arrested near the iran/iraq border. >> we committed no crime, and we are not spies. >> reporter: reading a prepared statement, shourd thanked the religious and political leaders in iran for her release. >> the only thing that enabled me to cross the gulf from prison to freedom alone was the knowledge that shane and josh wanted, with all their hearts, for my suffering to end. >> reporter: and for their mothers, the vigil continues. >> i love him so much, and i want you home for his father, for his brother, for his grandparents. >> reporter: they are hoping to meet with iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad, in new york for
president mahmoud ahmadinejad. they talked about the fate of the american hikers held in iran, ahmadinejad wanted people to know that sarah shourd had been released on compassionate grounds. but when it came to tough questions on whether the two other american hikers still in jail and yesterday's international criticism of iraq's nuclear program, ahmadinejad remained defiant. be sure to watch andrea mitchell's one-on-one later this morning on "today." here is your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. texas police released dash cam video of an alleged beating of a motorcyclist pursued after he allegedly drove down a sidewalk. officers approached the man and deliver several blows. of the 22 officers involved in the case, one has been fired and along with two others faces possible felony charges. three are on restricted duty for the duration of the investigation. >>> and in michigan police are looking for a suspect they say is one of the world's dumbest criminals. the man walks into a convenience store and in plain sight of a security camera dons a darth vader m
intent of its nuclear program. >> reporter: the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad pushed back saying no nation should have nuclear weapons. >> translator: i would like here to propose that the year 2011 be proclaimed the year of nuclear disarmament. >> reporter: u.s. delegates left the hall, as did many others after ahmadinejad suggested the 9/11 terror attacks were the work of the u.s. government. >>> the vote extending tax cuts that expire at the end of the year has been put on hold. senate democratic leaders have decided to wait until after the november elections. majority leader harry reid blames republicans for refusing to accept the democrats' plan. it would extend bush-era tax cuts for the middle class and let them expire for the wealthy. >>> keeping all the bush tax cuts including those for the richest americans is a key part of the republicans' new campaign manifesto. they call it their pledge to america. nancy cordes has more. >> reporter: republicans unveiled their pledge at a hardware store in northern virginia. >> we're here today to put forth a new governing agenda. >>
by abc this weekend, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad asked for eight iranians be released. >> are saying you're holding the two americans as hostages for the release of iranians here? >> translator: no. but how would you know that those iranians are criminals? are you a judge? >> reporter: some good news today, she was released for a canc cancer scare. she was examined today and she w is in good health. early on, she made a point of saying that her release should be resip row kated, recognized by the american government. on the other happened, she pleaded her case very passionately. i asked the mothers if they're going to be tough on mahmoud ahmadinejad said that they are going to speak directly. >>> in afghanistan, a top u.n. official said it was a miracle that elections was held in that country this weekend. he said that it's too early to call the voting success. 4,000 complaints of irregularities and fraud have to be checked out. turnout was much smaller during the presidential election. one reason for the low turnout, taliban attacks. at least 17 people were killed and
one story on msnbc.com right now, iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad telling andrea mitchell muslims do not hate americans. glad we resolved that number three on the list, joe biden talking about that race in delaware. interesting comments on what happened there. >>> we asked you at the top of the show what you could be doing awake on this glorious morning, the morning of the bipartisan health challenge, alex has some responses what are they saying? >> david says i'm car bloating to sit in my office and watch people walk. >> i'm going to do the same thing. i will sit under a tent. >> franklin says i tuned in hoping to see willie wearing an old school l.a. gear jogging suit. >> i am going to go
mahmoud ahmadinejad addressed the united nations general assembly yesterday sparking the seemingly annual tradition now of delegations leaving the room in protest. the u.s. and several european delegations walked out after ahmadinejad said that most people believe the u.s. government was responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks. >> translator: some segments within the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining american economy and its grips on the middle east in order to save the zionist regime. the majority of the american people as well as most nations and politicians around the world agree with this view. >> he's right. did a hell of a job reversing the declining economy. the white house said the president thought they were utterly ridiculous. earlier the president spoke saying "the door remains open to diplomacy should iran choose to walk through it." president obama also urged world leaders to stop in his words tearing down israel and instead push for a peace deal. >> this time we should reach for what's best within ourselves. if we do, when we come back here nex
made by mahmoud ahmadinejad about the september 11th attacks as it is usable. later, the iranian leader said that the american government might have been involved in the attack. president obama says that he believes that mr. -- that the iranian president's opinions are inconsistent with that of the american people. >> this was offensive, hateful, and for him to make the statement here in manhattan just a little north of ground zero where families lost their loved ones, people of all races and ethnicities who see this as a seminal tragedy of this generation, for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. this stands in contrast with the response of the iranian people went 911 happened. there were candlelight vigils and a shared sense of humanity and sympathy that was expressed within iran. this shows once again the difference between how the iranian leadership and this regime operates and how i think the vast majority of the iranian people who are respectful and thoughtful think about these issues. >> in your first video message, he spoke to the people of iran and you talked abou
mahmoud ahmadinejad has maintained the three uc berkeley graduates should stand trial. >> i found him more pathetic than evil. >> university of san francisco professor met mood mood in 2007. he doesn't think the president alone made the decision to release shord. >> the thing of iran is that it's not a classic dictatorship. it's not like mahmoud ahmadinejad or khomeni or a single figure runs things. it's a bat between various faction autos according to family and friends she's been ill and depressed. and she's found a lump in her breast. >> with the news about sarah, maybe having breast cancer became a life and death issue. >> so we hope that iranian government is serious with b.releasing them to mark the end of ramadan to do a goodwill gesture, hopefully meaning other two hikers will be coming home, soon. >> now, political experts say there is good reason for caution. the situation in iran is very fluid and very complicated. it's one faction or another wants to call off the release in the next 24 hours, it could derail the whole thing n berkeley abc 7 news. >> laura, thank you very much.
that have been involved and especially want to address president mahmoud ahmadinejad and all of the iranian officials and religious leaders and thank them for this humanitarian gesture. i'm greatful and humbled by this. >> and shourd was freed on $500,000 bail. her family says she's been depressed and found a lump in her breast. >> i'm so, so happy sarah is going to come home and get medical attention she deserves. she's suffered so much. for those of us here in the bay area we're just really happy she finally is going to come among people who love her. >> in a statement nora shourd says i urgently appeal iran not to delay granting shane and josh's families same skbroi relief i now have, knowing sarah is free. a university prose feror met mahmoud ahmadinejad three years ago. >> we need keep fresh on the need to release remaining hikers. just the fact she's released, even with her medical situation, i think just underscores how shallow and ludicrous the charges are. >> and u.s. state department spokesman this afternoon said the bail paid for shourd's release did not kurp from the u.s. govern
with iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad inside the presidential palace in tehran. they talked about a number of things, including the fate of the american hikers and the plan to build that islamic center in downtown manhattan. andrea with us again tonight from tehran. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. iran's president personally intervened to get sarah shourd released because of her medical problems. but when it came to the tough questions, tough details of subjects like the two other american hikers still in jail, and the international criticism today of iran's nuclear program, well, then he was defiant. iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad wanted americans to know that sarah shourd had been released on compassionate grounds but the fate of shane shane bauer and their friend, josh fattal, still in jail, is up to iran's judiciary. >> translator: i think we should let the judge and the court decide about the case. i think this is the greatest help to all of them. >> reporter: iran's government has been encouraging protests all week in tehran, trying to exploit anger agai
committed no crimes, and we're no spies. >> reporter: the president attended a seminar. mahmoud ahmadinejad says that it was a humanitarian gesture that the u.s. should return. >> the u.s. should make a humanitarian gesture to release the iranians who are illegally arrested and detained here. >> reporter: the mothers wouldn't comment on that but requested a meeting with the iranian president to appeal for their sons' freedom. >> i love him so much and i want him home for his father, for his brother, for his grandparents. >> reporter: these families say with sarah shourd now in their arms, they are working even harder to bring shane bauer and fattal home. >> the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york tonight preparing to address the u.n. general assembly. he met today with the council. they are expected to discuss the proposals. he said his government doesn't want the atomic bomb, but does want the u.s. to accept iran as a major power. >>> after five months and more than 200 million gallons of oil, bp's runaway gulf is dead. they say it is permanent. the well poses no further
imprisoned in iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad hopes they'll soon be released like sarah shourd was last week provided they can prove they had no ill intentions when entering the country. >> with the president in the country, the mothers of two american hikers believe it's the perfect chance to meet with him and appeal for the release of their sons, shane bauer and josh fattal who have been held 13 months after being accused of crossing illegally into iran. >> just showing the very, very human face of a mother wanting her son home. and we are two mothers faces with two sons in prison. >> both mothers are hoping the iranian authorities will show the same compassion sarah shourd experienced last week. >> my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing. and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> standing firm that none of the three were spies, she spoke guardedly about her two companions thanking iranian leaders careful not to put their chances for freedom at risk. >> my gratitude goes to president mahmoud ahmadinejad for my compassionate release for detention. >
choose the path of peace. >> there is the u.s. delegation walked out of mahmoud ahmadinejad's speech. he said some of the world speculated u.s. staged the september 11th attacks. to assure israel's survival. >> the uc berkeley graduate released from an iranian prison hopes to meet with mahmoud ahmadinejad this week while he's in new york this week. sarah shourd appeared nine days after being freed from that prison. she spent nearly 14 months in solitary confinement. she and her friends were arrested while hiking near the border of iraq and iran. >> there is only one day i gave up. i just didn't get out of bed. didn't eat. just cried and didn't even, you know speak to guards. and i had to keep going for my mom. >> shourd was raised by a single mother and was able to see bower and fattal one hour per day. >> the berkeley police department is cracking down on cyclists ignoring their traffic rules. they issued 19 tickets in just two hours this afternoon. and there is police department trying to reduce the number of injuries on the streets, 129 cyclists have been injured so far this year. >>
mahmoud ahmadinejad is taking credit for sarah shourd's release but says the fate of her fiance shane bauer and their friend josh fattal both still in jail is not up to him. >> i think we should let the judge and the court deci about the case. and i think -- >> reporter: iran's government has been encouging protests in tehran. trying to exploit anger against the u.s. because of threats to burn the koran and the controversy over the proposed islamic cultural center near ground zero. president mahmoud ahmadinejad who has denied the holocaust blames thought on what he calls a zioni conspiracy. >> we believe that there is a minority behind this and they are violen they have no religion. what is in islamic countries are what people are against. the ugly behavior. they are not against th people of the united states. >> reporter: president mahmoud ahmadinejad was equally combative abouthe iaea which sharpl rebuked iran for denying access to the new leading experts on the weapons inspection team. the president mahmoud ahmadinejad is showing no change in the stand-off even has the they gather
iran and its president mahmoud ahmadinejad who is expected at a nuclear test ban treaty meeting this hour and our president tried to convince president and their president to get serious about talks to scale back the nuclear program. >> the united states and the international community seek a resolution to our differences with iran and the door remains open to diplomacy if iran chooses to walk through. but the iranian government must demonstrate a clear commitment and to show the peaceful intent. >>shepard: the leaders of the united states says iran's intent for the nuclear program is anything but peaceful aimed at creating atomic bombs. president obama also talked about the middle east conflict pushing for a two-state solution for the israelis and the palestinians. and now, our reporter has traveled to new york with the president. president obama did not devote much time to the issue but clearly there is a lot of buzz and he and ahmadinejad here in new york at the same time. >>reporter: they are talking past each other. ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak this hour and the presid
branch to iran over its nuclear program but later mahmoud ahmadinejad closed the door, defending his country's program accusing the u.s. of building up it's nuclear arsenal. >> i would like here to propose that the year 2011 be pro claimed a year of nuclear disarmment and nuclear energy for all, nuclear weapons for none. >> members of several delegations walked out on mahmoud ahmadinejad when he said the united states had staged the september 11th attacks to ensure public support for israel. >> sarah shourd freed from jail last week hoped to meet with mahmoud ahmadinejad today and wants to win the release of their fiancee and their friend from a prison in tehran. they were taken into custody last year. today on the oprah show shourd called an innocent mistake saying they were there to learn about kurdish culture. >> investigators said sair yat investigation is over. and he said, you know, i could continue asking questions but we've been told the investigation is finished and at this point it's become political. and it doesn't matter if you're innocent or not this, is bigger than you
again to iran, but, then, having to react to president mahmoud ahmadinejad's suggestion that our government was behind 9/11. and it's time for our sunday group. brit hume, fox news senior political analyst, and mara liasson of national public radio, juan williams from national public radio and bill kristol from the weekly standard. the state department called mahmoud ahmadinejad delusional and the president called his remarks hateful and yet, the president still talks about diplomacy. why is it that mr. obama refuses to take no for an answer from the iranians? >> it is a little hard to imagine at this stage that he has not gotten the message, it is really kind of sad, and, worrisome that he cannot see that this guy is a crude little thug, there is no point in having a negotiation with, because you probably cannot trust anything he says or agrees to. he's a totally mercurial and changes from one day to the next on the things he says and tends towards saying out ranges and, yes indeed, even delusional things. and there is no indication that this mullahs who run the country behind t
/11. mahmoud ahmadinejad claims most people in the world believe the u.s. was behind the terror attack and as manuel gallegus reports, today, president obama fired back. >> reporter: president obama has strong words for iran's leader. >> it was offensive and hateful. >> reporter: the president is slamming mahmoud ahmadinejad for suggesting the u.s. government was behind the 9/11 attacks to prop up israel. the iranian president made the comment at the united nations on thursday. >> particularly for him to make the statement here in manhattan, just a little north of ground zero, where families lost their loved ones. for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable. >> reporter: mahmoud ahmadinejad claims that most of the world and most americans are suspicious about what happened here at ground zero. and says the u.s. government used 9/11 to justify two wars. >> under the pretext of that event, two countries were invaded. and up until now, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed as a result. >> reporter: president obama insists mahmoud ahmadinejad doesn't represent the peop
including iran's president, mahmoud ahmadinejad. and our own secretary of state, hillary clinton. we expect her to speak to reporters, a bit later, this hour. >> julie: and sighs of relief in los angeles county after a frantic search for members of a religious sect, suspected of entering into a suicide pact. >> gregg: we begin with intern woman jailed in iran more than a year. she's back on american soil, today, and declaring her innocence. sarah shourd speaking at a news conference, in manhattan and calling for the release of her two companions. still held captive in tehran, the 32-year-old, accused of espionage by iran, but, insisting that she and her friends are not spies. peter doocy was at the news conference and has returned to our new york city newsroom with more. >> after 400 days in a tehran prison, sarah shourd addressed a packet auditorium of people, and thanked the religious leaders of iran and speaking on behalf of herself and fiancee and friends, who are still held captive, made clear, we are not spies. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison, one day longer than i wa
president mahmoud ahmadinejad in new york city. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. "happening now", this news conference a day after the iranian leader stood before the u.n. general isn't and accused the united states of staging the 9/11 attacks. >> some segments within the u.s. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining american economy and its grips on the middle east in order to save the zionist regime. jon: the u.s. delgration walked out during ahmadinejad's rant yesterday, joining them, 31 other delegates from around the world. we will monitor ahmadinejad's news conference for you. it is also streaming live on foxnews.com, if you'd like to see what that guy has to say. jenna: there's also the human drama behind the international standoff with iran, american hiker sarah shourd is trying to speak with president ahmadinejad while in new york, she's hope to go free other fiance and another friend of hers still in custody and accused of spying. we spoke with sarah earlier today. >> there's been, of course, different reports about you want to go meet face to fa
? >> mark press upttopreston, tha. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad set to speak at the united nations summit on a public relations offensive. sunday he cold abc news he should get payback from the u.s. after helping to free american hiker sarah shourd. he wants the u.s. to release iranian prisoners and washington says the cases have nothing to do with each other. ahmadinejad is speaking live next hour. we'll be monitoring the remarks. >>> the fbi says that they have charged a 22-year-old chicago man with two terror-related counts accused of trying to detonate a bomb near wrigley field. fbi agents say he was nabbed in an undercover sting operation after placing what he thought was an explosive device near the stadium and facing a charge of attempted use of a weapons of mass destruction. >>> new details emerging in the investigation of that deadly pipeline explosion in san bruno, california. 11 days after that blast that killed 4 people and made rubble of a neighborhood, the utility's president made this startling revelation to reporters yesterday. >> was on your top 100 list. >
for more than a year. this is a look at mahmoud ahmadinejad's arrival in new york city. he's there this week for a united nations summit. he has suggested the hikers could be traded for iranians in u.s. custody. the hikers' mothers are also in new york trying to meet with him. the third hiker, sarah shourd, was released for medical reasons last week and spoke out pleading for the release of shane bauer and john fattal. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime. we're not spies. >> reporter: there are new fears that mahmoud ahmadinejad could be using the hikers as barkening -- bargaining chips as he faces sanctions for iran's nuclear program. alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. >>> 7:15. well, the group that's overseeing the parliamentary elections in afghanistan over the weekend says it has serious concerns about the voting's legitimacy. complaints are coming in about voter fraud and ballot stuffing. more than 2,000 candidates campaigned for 250 seats. the first vote counts are due to be made publi
will be on shelves in france later this week. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is calling efforts towards his country's nuclear program pathetic. he said it's turned the united nation sanctions into an economic opportunity. he arrived today in new york ahead of the general assembly. hillary clinton said iran is suffering because of those sanctions. >> the information we're getting is that the iranian regime is quite worried about the impact only their banking system, on their economic growth because they've already encountered some tough economic times and this is, you know, making it more costly. >> ahmadinejad said he is not blocking inspections from the u.n. but the international atomic agency says its inspectors have not been allowed to do their jobs. >>> after more than a year in an a rainian prison sarah shourd is back on u.s. soil, but iran's president said if the u.s. wants the release of her fiancee and friend, it's going to have to give in order to receive. we have more details on the homecoming in new york. >> reporter: relief at last. >> as we say in arabic praise be to god. >
with the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. she is hopi to win frdom for her fiance and her friend. all three were hiking near the unmarked border betweeniran and iraq. this morning on the "today" show, she said an iranian judge will her she was being released because her punishment was exceptionally harsh. she was kept in solitary confinement with no human contact except for the one hour a day that she was allowedto spend outside with bauer and fattal. >> my whole day was centered around waiting for that moment. it was my only human contact. my only time. and as the hours grew nearer to my time outside, i would pace the room, ringing my hands, often tears streaming down my face and seeing them was my only relief. >> shane bauer proposed to her during one of the vits and he gave her an engagement ring that he fashioned out of thread. she still wears that today. >>> we're talking love again this week with ellen mccarthy of the "washington post. great to see you again as always on friday. >> you, too. >> first up we start with one of the sweetest weddings we hav seen in a while. not a tradition
for your children. >>> this newly freed american says she wants to meet with mahmoud ahmadinejad. >>> a d.c. agency has tough answers to answer about the buildingind farms and expanding clean energy manufacring. but in america, gridlock has held us back. now, the senate can change that - by passing a renewable electricity standard. it will spur development of clean energy and boost manufacturing in america, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs. so we can make our own energy future - not just buy it from china. call your senators and urge them to pass a renewable electricity standard today. >>> virginia carried out its first execution of a woman in nearly a century. 41-year-old teresa lewis was executed by lethal injection. she was convicted in 2002 of hiring two meno kill her husband and stepson in an elaborate scheme to collect insurance money. >>> d.c. school chancellor's future remains uncertain this morning. she met with vincent gray yesterday. gray said they did not discuss whether sheould keep her job. the two plan to meet again before november's general election. >>> moat row
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